Fish Frog, Nicaragua, El Gigante, Redondo Bay, WIldlife Photography, Wildlife, Travel Photography, Tidal Pools, Evolution

In My Backyard ~ Tidal Pools

Early in the mornings around 6 am, I grab my camera bag and head out to see what I can capture. There are only a few hours before the light turns hot and harsh. The plan began as a hike up the Giant’s Foot or El Gigante, the little peninsula of land that divides Playa Gigante from Redondo Bay. The trail ascends and quickly pauses at a sandy pass through into a little hidden cove before continuing up a scraggly trail to an incredible view of the coastline. The tide was low and the rocks in the cove below were too inviting, every crevasse promising discovery…………

Tidal Pools, Sea Urchins, Redondo Bay, El Gigante, Sea Life, Nicaragua, Wildlife Photography, Travel PhotographyAfter a careful scramble, I arrived at an incredible plateau full of vast tidal pools and deeper slivers through the rocks. Every wave bursting through carried a new array of sea life into my view.

Tidal Pools, El Gigante, Nicaragua, Sea Life, Redondo Bay, Travel Photography, Wildlife PhotographySea anemones, corral, and sea urchins were abundant and colorful.

Sea Anemone, Sea Life, Tidal Pools, El Gigante, Nicaragua, Redondo Bay, Travel Photography, Wildlife PhotographyThe sea slugs have tiny little ears and appear to be gentle slow meandering creatures.

Sea Slug, Redondo Bay, El GIgante, Nicaragua, Wildlife Photography, Travel Photography, Sea Life, Tidal PoolThese half fish half frogs were skimming along the water and jumping from pool to pool.

Frog Fish, Tidal Pools, Redondo Bay, Sea Life, Wildlife Photography, Travel Photograpy, Redondo Bay, NicaraguaI was delighted to capture a couple of them sitting still.

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